President Muhammadu Buhari approved 70,000 tonnes of rice to be released from the strategic grain reserves of the nation on Wednesday.
The food should serve as short term fixes for Nigerians living under the lockdown ordered to curb coronavirus spread.
Boss Mustapha, Federation Secretary of Government and Chair of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announced today that the rice would be released.
Six thousand tonnes will go to Lagos and Abuja he said.
The remainder will move on to other coronavirus battle frontlines.
Lagos, Ogun and the Abuja FCT under lockout ordered Sunday by Buhari.